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Melodies from the greens

White Shoes and the Couples Company performing in Tanah Tingal There are too many shopping malls in Jakarta. It’s not like the people need them, it’s just the way to get the most tax, rather than keeping an open space. … Continue reading

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pak raden

The National Monument (Monas) is always such a mess. For many years, the government is trying to kick hawkers out of the area to make it more civilised, and it has been a constant battle of will – a cat … Continue reading

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meows of mellons mountain

It was a hot and humid Sunday, especially when you were in a market in East Jakarta. But somehow I managed to forget the sweltering heat for a while thanks to these bunch of kittens. They were just sitting there, … Continue reading

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Little triplets

 There aren’t much informations about Jakarta’s outer islands, also known as Kepulauan Seribu (Thousand Islands). The history of those 105 tiny islands are still vague and Indonesians, especially Jakartans, are seemingly to be happily ignorant about it. It was on … Continue reading

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The Raid 2 – Berandal

5 out of 5 This sequel of The Raid (Serbuan Maut) surely packs a hell lot of punches, with ouch factor that doubles its prequel. Sets right after the end of the first film, do-gooder SWAT member Rama is faced with … Continue reading

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Oldie & most definitely goodie

There’s something eerie about the kiosks in Jalan Surabaya (Surabaya Street). Perhaps it’s the rows and stacks of wooden puppets. Staring into thin air with their bulging eyes. Perhaps it’s the dirt covering wooden masks, giving the impression that they … Continue reading

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Ramayana at Sapta Pesona

To commemorate Bollywood’s 100th birthday, the Indian embassy holds a week of Bollywood films screening with Amitabh Bachchan to Aamir Khan decorating the screen. But aside from the screening, the embassy also invited Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra dance company straight … Continue reading

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